Welcome to the Training Camp Buzz. The 24 groups who will most seemingly be competing for the Stanley Cup began coaching camp at their companies and products Monday. The groups are scheduled to head to their respective hub cities (Toronto for the 12 Eastern Convention groups, Edmonton for the 12 Western Convention groups), on July 26, with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers build to commence Aug. 1.
Right here’s a drag looking the League on the most fresh from coaching camp:
Andrew Shaw will no longer return this season for the Blackhawks.
The ahead launched Monday he’s getting better from old concussions, at the side of one sustained this season.
“We’ve nearly the ravishing decision that these extra 5 months till subsequent season could be immense for my health and recovery,” he said on Instagram. “I sit up for being relief subsequent season, better and stronger than ever!”
Shaw scored 10 factors (three desires, seven assists) in 26 games with the Blackhawks earlier than the season became as soon as paused on March 12 as a consequence of considerations surrounding the coronavirus. He final conducted in Chicago’s 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 30, and the Blackhawks dominated him out for the leisure of the season Feb. 29. When he became as soon as with the Montreal Canadiens, he passed over 14 games in 2016-17 and the final 12 games of 2017-18 with concussions.
The Blackhawks will play the Edmonton Oilers, in Edmonton, within the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, which commence Aug. 1. — Tracey Myers
Shea Weber didn’t apply with the Canadiens however is anticipated to shut Wednesday.
The defenseman, who practiced Monday, skated on the extinguish of the session and remained on the ice to work with assistant coach Luke Richardson.
“That’s what I live wide awake for, that he’ll be there tomorrow,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. “He went on the ice there on the present time for a few minutes. So he became as soon as staunch unavailable for apply on the present time. I admire the speculations and all that stuff, there’s nothing we are capable of invent about it. We’ve obtained to admire the protocols and the foundations that the NHL has put in situation.”
Weber, who passed over six games from Feb. 6-15 as a consequence of a lower-body hurt sustained in a 5-4 shootout take against the Unique Jersey Devils on Feb. 4, had 36 factors (15 desires, 21 assists) in 65 games this season.
Defensemen Brett Kulak and Xavier Ouellet didn’t apply for the second straight day, and defenseman Josh Brooks became as soon as on the ice after lacking apply Monday.
The Canadiens will play the Pittsburgh Penguins within the Qualifiers. — Sean Farrell
Sami Vatanen said he’s healed and could be ready to play against the Unique York Rangers within the Qualifiers.
“I’m ready to drag,” Vatanen said. “Health-engaging, I feel 100 p.c. I invent no longer grasp any worries about that. No doubt, it takes somewhat time to salvage to sport velocity, however we grasp a truly prolonged time soundless till we initiating to play, so I will most seemingly be ready.”
The defenseman, who became as soon as obtained by the Unique Jersey Devils on Feb. 24, didn’t play after sustaining a ethical leg hurt blockading a shot against the Dallas Stars on Feb. 1.
Vatanen became as soon as anticipated to spice up the strength play within the absence of defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who fractured his left fibula against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Jan. 16. Hamilton is anticipated to be ready for the Qualifiers.
“Dougie’s relief, and now we have got obtained to search out in other places to position [Vatanen],” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “He’s a talented player. You are talking strength play. That’s what he does. He’s ethical at it, however there is a studying curve, and we are capable of no longer wait 5 games to video display if this could work with him.”
Vatanen scored 23 factors (5 desires, 18 assists) in 47 games this season, at the side of 10 on the strength play. — Kurt Dusterberg
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ilya Mikheyev, who hasn’t conducted an NHL sport in extra than six months, practiced in a high-six role on a line with John Tavares and Mitchell Marner on Tuesday.
Mikheyev, a rookie ahead, scored 23 factors (eight desires, 15 assists) in 39 games earlier than his ethical wrist became as soon as lower by a skate blade in a sport against the Unique Jersey Devils on Dec. 27.
“He’s been ogle-opening to ogle, how rapid and the contrivance severely better he’s on the total gotten,” Marner said. “I became as soon as talking to (defenseman) Jake Muzzin somewhat when they had been both injured and he saved announcing, ‘This Mikheyev is a monster and becoming an animal within the gymnasium and on the ice.'”
Coach Sheldon Keefe said he became as soon as encouraged with Mikheyev all the contrivance through Piece 2 of the NHL Return to Play Belief, which allowed voluntary workouts in dinky groups. Mikheyev spent grand of that time skating with Tavares and Marner.
The Maple Leafs will play the Columbus Blue Jackets, in Toronto, within the Qualifiers. — Mike Zeisberger
Shayne Gostisbehere‘s home for the Stanley Cup Playoffs will most seemingly be definite after coaching camp.
The defenseman had arthroscopic surgical operation on his ethical knee about seven weeks ago, following arthroscopic surgical operation on his left knee Jan. 14. He conducted two games following the surgical operation on his left knee.
“I’m satisfied to video display him on the ice, very satisfied with what I’ve considered from him to this level (all the contrivance through coaching camp),” coach Alain Vigneault said. “I’m satisfied that he became as soon as there from Day One. He’s in search of to salvage relief to the put he became as soon as when he became as soon as playing steadily and became as soon as playing successfully. Time will deliver how he’s making an try to progress.”
Gostisbehere had 12 factors (5 desires, seven assists) in 42 games earlier than the season became as soon as paused.
The Flyers’ first sport of the playoffs is scheduled for Aug. 11, after they play within the three-sport, round-robin against the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals within the Qualifiers to search out out the pinnacle four seeds within the Eastern Convention. — Adam Kimelman
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